The US Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District has awarded SEARCH a $25 million cultural resources services Single Award Task Order Contract (SATOC) that will include multiple various projects over the next five years. SEARCH will provide archaeology, underwater archaeology, and historic architecture support to the Mobile District and the South Atlantic Division's (Mobile, Jacksonville, Savannah, Charleston, and Wilmington Districts) customers on Civil Works and Military projects anywhere in the United States (including Hawai'i and Alaska), Central America, and South America.
PIANC Dredging and Port Construction Guidance Document Published with USA Contributions by SEARCH and USACE Mobile District
The World Association for Waterborne Transport Infrastructure (PIANC) has released the publication "Dredging and Port Construction: Interactions with Features of Archaeological or Heritage Interest." Researchers from eight countries contributed case studies to the report; the USA was represented by the USACE Mobile District and SEARCH.
The publication is free to download and can be found here:
PIANC is a worldwide non-political and non-profit technical and scientific organization established to promote both inland and maritime navigation by fostering progress in the planning, design, construction, improvement, maintenance, and operation of inland and maritime waterways and ports and of coastal areas for general use.
SEARCH wins a $20 million/3-year IDIQ MATOC from the USACE Ft. Worth District to provide archaeology, underwater archaeology, and historic architectural services for military and civil engineering projects across the US and US Territories.
SEARCH is honored to be ranked 87th on the 2014 ZweigWhite Hot Firm List of the “100 fastest growing architecture, engineering, planning, and environmental [and cultural] firms in the United States and Canada. These are the firms that have outperformed the economy and competitors to become leaders in their chosen fields. In an industry comprised of over 100,000 firms, those who have made the list have demonstrated their ability to grow, prosper and be recognized among the elite 100 fastest-growing firms.”
“Getting on the ZweigWhite Hot Firm list is a tremendous achievement,” said Mark Zweig, firm founder and CEO. “That’s especially true now the economy is doing better,” Zweig added. “The goal post is getting higher!”
Environmental Business Journal discusses SEARCH's approach to cultural resource management and its standing in the industry in an interview with James Pochurek, SEARCH Vice President
SEARCH was recognized by the Environmental Business Journal for Business Achievement: Small Firms and Project Merit: Habitat Restoration for the Chassahowitzka Headspring restoration project.
March 12, 2014 – Environmental Business Journal Business Achievement Award winners accept honors in San Diego, California.
From left to right: Anne V. Stokes, President and Principal, SEARCH; James Pochurek, Vice President and Principal, SEARCH; Erika Sawyer, Western Regional Manager, Marstel-Day; Kiran Gill, President, PARS Environmental; Julie Erickson, Federal Program Manager, Stell Environmental; Grant Ferrier, President, Environmental Business International, Inc.
March 12, 2014 – Environmental Business Journal Project Merit Award winners accept honors in San Diego, California.
From left to right: Paul Fennelly, Sr. Vice President, AECOM; Alec Hart, Environmental Services Practice Lead, MWH Global; Anne V. Stokes, President and Principal, SEARCH; James Pochurek, Vice President and Principal, SEARCH; Grant Ferrier, President, Environmental Business International, Inc.
SEARCH is pleased to announce the final publication of Inventory and Analysis of Coastal and Submerged Archaeological Site Occurrence on the Pacific Outer Continental Shelf (POCS) for the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM). The POCS study area measures approximately 250,000 square miles and consists of 1-mile-wide strip of land along the coast stretching from the U.S./Canadian border to the U.S./Mexican border and extending westward 200 miles to the edge of the offshore planning area or the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). ICF International (ICF) led the multidisciplinary team that included SEARCH and Geoarchaeological Research. The study presents data on significant archaeological sites, Traditional Cultural Properties (TCPs), built environmental resources, shipwrecks, potential culturally sensitive submerged landforms, coastal and submerged site potential, and paleolandscape reconstructions. The results of this study will be used by BOEM in the evaluation of future exploration, development, and transportation plans for offshore energy projects. SEARCH authors include Jason Burns, Jeff Enright, Andrew Roberts, Nick Linville, and Ed Salo. This important study is available for download on the BOEM website: http://www.boem.gov/Study-2013-0115/